Exploring the Extreme Universe with GLAST


Details

Date
Friday, August 22 2008 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Professor Lynn Cominsky
Affiliation
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sonoma State University
Description

NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission was launched into orbit on June 11, 2008. GLAST's mission is to explore the most energetic and exotic objects in the cosmos: blazing galaxies, intense stellar explosions and super-massive black holes. All the instruments on board are working well, and details of the hardware for Large Area Telescope and the GLAST Burst Monitor are described, along with opportunities for ground-based astronomers to get involved with GLAST. Professor Cominsky will present the first exciting results from the mission.

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